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Kiteboarder arrested!

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Created by stray 3 months ago, 3 Jul 2021
stray
SA, 254 posts
3 Jul 2021 6:31PM
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www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/100265808
Dont go too close to whales folks.

CH3MTR4IL5
WA, 308 posts
3 Jul 2021 5:55PM
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Bit awkward at your job interview when your criminal record comes up and you're charged with 'molestation of a protected animal'.

jn1
SA, 2012 posts
3 Jul 2021 8:29PM
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What did he do ?. Finger bang it ?. Oh SA, you're so Nanny state

THE DONG
VIC, 517 posts
3 Jul 2021 10:33PM
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Going off one photo as evidence he doesn't look that ****ing close. That's my local beach. It's a dog beach and quite a long beach. All sorts of weirdos and fanatics have been rocking up checking out the whales. Was it a case of overprotective spectators? Same guy both days? How close did he actually get? I was there this morning watching the whales while sucking on a chino. They were doing f$$k all. The real criminal was the wind. Cops should of locked up that westerly s$$t for life

Pugwash
WA, 7555 posts
3 Jul 2021 8:53PM
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Bit awkward at your job interview when your criminal record comes up and you're charged with 'kitesurfing'.

Swavek
WA, 383 posts
4 Jul 2021 5:40AM
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Our tax dollars at work! I would charge the police with wasting resources on plain stupid issues.

How close to the whale is too close? Is this a general knowledge everyone knows? Did the kitesurfer approached the whale or the whale approached the kitesurfer? Did the kitesurfer even know the whale was there? I kitesurf without my glasses and don't use contact lenses - I would not see the whale unless it would flip in front of me.

A simple caution would have been more than enough. Not long ago police would not arrest men for physical violence against wife/partner and they still routinely ignore reports of breaking restraining orders, but they are willing to do it for whales? What a bag of nonsense!!!

THE DONG
VIC, 517 posts
4 Jul 2021 8:57AM
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Found out more gossip at my local where the whales are. After telling everyone it wasn't me I found out out the guy was super close. Close enough to touch it APPARENTLY (I doubt it). Not saying this is the case. Wildlife guys were there after receiving numerous calls. Either way. No.1 rule in life: don't be a dick. Poor guy. Probably authorities using the poor guys as a message to water craft to stay the **** away before more people come

Phoney
NSW, 502 posts
4 Jul 2021 11:51AM
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The surfer at Bondi beach a couple of years ago who was literally knocked unconscious by a whale flapping it's tail on his head wasn't charged. This guy should be able argue that he didn't see the whale, I guess it will just depend on how many Karens show up to court as witnesses for the prosecution...

theDoctor
NSW, 5560 posts
4 Jul 2021 3:36PM
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pretty common occurrence where we kite.
I'm no dr dolittle, but i swear they are just as interested in us as we are in them.
last season whilst paddle boarding early one morning, a mother and her calf happened by.

the mumma whale was pushing the calf towards us, coming up from underneath it to lift it to the surface less than a few metres from us. it was either showing us to her baby or showing her baby to us. when SHE had had enough they both farked off.

HappyG
VIC, 289 posts
5 Jul 2021 5:52AM
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I feel sorry for the guy - He might not have seen the whale. Usually 100 - 300 meters from a whale or dolphin is generally the rule. If it is unexpected then you must give it room when you have noticed the mammal. At Balnarring in Victoria Dolphins scare the "Bejezus" out of you they pop up in pods and they are not small animals (In Western Port there is a VERY BIG White Pointer as well, hangs around Phillip Island Seal Colony - Ask the Rangers). Even when you give the Dolphins a wide berth they follow you (they tend to look at you because you don't make minimal noise). What pisses me off is Boaties that head straight for them and don't understand that 5 - 6 boat lengths is the minimum distance.

dafish
NSW, 1579 posts
5 Jul 2021 9:07AM
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theDoctor said..

pretty common occurrence where we kite.
I'm no dr dolittle, but i swear they are just as interested in us as we are in them.
last season whilst paddle boarding early one morning, a mother and her calf happened by.

the mumma whale was pushing the calf towards us, coming up from underneath it to lift it to the surface less than a few metres from us. it was either showing us to her baby or showing her baby to us. when SHE had had enough they both farked off.


Wow, I would have to say in all the years I have been on this forum that this is the first no bull**** pisstake post you have made (that I have seen.) There still is hope for humanity. ;) I too have had the mother whale and calf experience, and yes, they are interested in us too.

Phoney
NSW, 502 posts
5 Jul 2021 1:56PM
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HappyG said..
What pisses me off is Boaties that head straight for them and don't understand that 5 - 6 boat lengths is the minimum distance.



So what are you supposed to do when a pod of dolphins start bow riding? Particularly if and when you're on a sailing vessel it's common as muck for them to start playing around in your wake. Surely they don't expect you to come to stop until they bugger off.

Bowerboy
NSW, 126 posts
5 Jul 2021 1:58PM
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I've literally been harassed by humpbacks whilst sup paddling off south west rocks. These guys were trying to lift me with their tails, thinking it was hilarious. I had to paddle away for 30 mins till they got sick off it.

cauncy
WA, 8219 posts
5 Jul 2021 2:16PM
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dafish said..

theDoctor said..

pretty common occurrence where we kite.
I'm no dr dolittle, but i swear they are just as interested in us as we are in them.
last season whilst paddle boarding early one morning, a mother and her calf happened by.

the mumma whale was pushing the calf towards us, coming up from underneath it to lift it to the surface less than a few metres from us. it was either showing us to her baby or showing her baby to us. when SHE had had enough they both farked off.



Wow, I would have to say in all the years I have been on this forum that this is the first no bull**** pisstake post you have made (that I have seen.) There still is hope for humanity. ;) I too have had the mother whale and calf experience, and yes, they are interested in us too.


Yep I'm f#####g concerned for his mental well-being, or becoming a boring twat with posts like that .Covid sucks

littlewing
QLD, 143 posts
6 Jul 2021 1:21PM
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just move to japan, and take the soy sauce out while you kite

psychojoe
WA, 1291 posts
6 Jul 2021 11:36AM
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What about the Navy ships the keep smashing into whales.
Does that make the captain a wildlife molesterer, or the whole crew.

HappyG
VIC, 289 posts
6 Jul 2021 1:58PM
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Phoney, I am specifically talking about boaties that go for a hey lets go over here and look at the whale. I am actually having a go at Jet Ski riders they are absolutely clueless (I know I am generalizing - but I have only been hit by them 2 times surfing, always at the goldie). I am a boat builder and have worked on commercial fleets and sailing boats for a long time and yes dolphins come up to you and ride your bow wake that is totally different to going over and harassing them and chasing them. This is anecdotal but again hoon's are hoon's and really don't give a rats ass if you are on the water or off it. Its blows me away when they get a fine and go WTF I was not doing anything wrong - Police say this all the time you cant be that stupid. Everyone knows the rules but then there is always a "new" stupid.

Peahi
VIC, 1419 posts
6 Jul 2021 4:49PM
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seems a bit OTT to be arrested but I guess a lot of Karens around atm ... I'm guessing he wasn't wearing a face mask either

Plummet
4813 posts
7 Jul 2021 1:56AM
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I wonder what baby hump back whale steaks go for in a Japanese restaurant?..... Ahem..... after they have been examined for science of course.

Kamikuza
QLD, 6176 posts
7 Jul 2021 9:05AM
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Plummet said..
I wonder what baby hump back whale steaks go for in a Japanese restaurant?..... Ahem..... after they have been examined for science of course.


They don't -- they get shipped off to be put in school lunches because nobody is buying them in restaurants anymore.

And it's not Humpback whale anyway

Luluz
NSW, 41 posts
7 Jul 2021 8:56PM
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Yeah but whale watching boats can get really close and the stinking petrol machines

russh
SA, 2989 posts
8 Jul 2021 12:46PM
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From what was reported locally - First day would probably have been a warning
Going back the next day and doing it again was probably the issue
Obviously no accident - with 50 odd lining the esplanade watching as this is a rare location for calving
We sail SA waters with them throughout winter and most people are intelligent enough to keep their distance - it's just common sense
Unfortunately the problem with common sense is it isn't very common

Jono77
WA, 346 posts
9 Jul 2021 9:16AM
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Plummet said..
I wonder what baby hump back whale steaks go for in a Japanese restaurant?..... Ahem..... after they have been examined for science of course.


I took this photo of a menu when I was in Tokyo in January 2020.




Plummet
4813 posts
9 Jul 2021 4:21PM
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Jono77 said..

Plummet said..
I wonder what baby hump back whale steaks go for in a Japanese restaurant?..... Ahem..... after they have been examined for science of course.



I took this photo of a menu when I was in Tokyo in January 2020.





So is that bacon made out of whale? Or bacon wrapped whale?

Either way it sounds delicious and at $8 nzd is a pretty good price.

Jono77
WA, 346 posts
9 Jul 2021 5:36PM
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Plummet said..

Jono77 said..


Plummet said..
I wonder what baby hump back whale steaks go for in a Japanese restaurant?..... Ahem..... after they have been examined for science of course.




I took this photo of a menu when I was in Tokyo in January 2020.





So is that bacon made out of whale? Or bacon wrapped whale?

Either way it sounds delicious and at $8 nzd is a pretty good price.


Sashimi of raw horse meat also sounded adventurous.

Unfortunately for some reason (may have been morals) I did not try any of these treats.

Plummet
4813 posts
10 Jul 2021 2:06AM
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Jono77 said..

Plummet said..


Jono77 said..



Plummet said..
I wonder what baby hump back whale steaks go for in a Japanese restaurant?..... Ahem..... after they have been examined for science of course.





I took this photo of a menu when I was in Tokyo in January 2020.





So is that bacon made out of whale? Or bacon wrapped whale?

Either way it sounds delicious and at $8 nzd is a pretty good price.



Sashimi of raw horse meat also sounded adventurous.

Unfortunately for some reason (may have been morals) I did not try any of these treats.


Man I would have. You could have had a whale of a time.

There is a theory that if you want something to not become extinct,,,,,, eat it!

Do you see extinct chickens or cows? No.....

Lets start the endangered species restaurant.

Bengal Tiger cutlets
Kiwi omlets
Platpus pie
Bald eagle bake
Bison Brai.

CH3MTR4IL5
WA, 308 posts
10 Jul 2021 9:04AM
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Ugh, no thanks on the platypus, its far too gamey, even worse than harp seal no matter how you roast them.

lucy5
QLD, 87 posts
10 Jul 2021 1:18PM
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lucy5
QLD, 87 posts
10 Jul 2021 4:58PM
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It's ok if your in a boat to go check them
out but not on a kite it seems

dafish
NSW, 1579 posts
11 Jul 2021 8:49AM
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lucy5 said..
It's ok if your in a boat to go check them
out but not on a kite it seems


I guess you have missed the point. The whales come to the boats, it's their choice. However, if a kiter chases them down, or heads toward them within 100 meters then that is the issue. If the kiter stopped, and the whales came to him/her then it would be the curiosity of the whales wanting to come and inspect. Then it's fair game. This has been my experience while stand up paddling around wild life. Having done some freediving with humpbacks in Tonga we were never chasing whales. We would head to an area where they were, give them some space, get in the water, and then wait. They would come to us, especially the juveniles as they were super curious. So would the mother's and calves.

littlewing
QLD, 143 posts
12 Jul 2021 10:50AM
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dafish said..

lucy5 said..
It's ok if your in a boat to go check them
out but not on a kite it seems



I guess you have missed the point. The whales come to the boats, it's their choice. However, if a kiter chases them down, or heads toward them within 100 meters then that is the issue. If the kiter stopped, and the whales came to him/her then it would be the curiosity of the whales wanting to come and inspect. Then it's fair game. This has been my experience while stand up paddling around wild life. Having done some freediving with humpbacks in Tonga we were never chasing whales. We would head to an area where they were, give them some space, get in the water, and then wait. They would come to us, especially the juveniles as they were super curious. So would the mother's and calves.


lol, i am sure if a whale wanted to it could get a way from a killer kiter. And Jono what defines this morality that allows eating a cow for instance but not a horse?



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